Muirfield Hole 13

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Par 3, 190 yards

Tom Watson says: "Playing uphill to a plateau green, this is my favourite hole on the course – despite the fact I made bogey here during the final round in 1980.

"I found a greenside bunker and didn’t get up and down. It’s such a beautiful, unusual hole; and I just love the severity of it.

"The green gets narrower the further back you go, and the pot bunkers left and right really pinch in, which means you have to be deadly accurate to find the putting surface.

"The pot bunkers right around the course really are proper hazards. You can get a bit unlucky and end up having to play out sideways, or even backwards. In other words, in certain circumstances, a pot bunker is not just a one-shot hazard, but a two-shot hazard – and that’s for Tour pros.

"So, you can compound that difficulty when amateurs play it. The old image we have of golfers taking many, many swings in a bunker does happen."

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